|Even Cricut’s independent retailers are mad. Full magazine is here: http://www.scrapbookpremier.com/PDF/v11%20i5%20Sept_Oct%20Web.pdf|
So after much thought and consideration. . . I have decided to continue with my Cricut crafty projects. Effective immediately, I will be adding projects to Imagination Land. I plan on moving all of my projects from the SP Blog containing Cricut stuff over to Imagination Land so that all of my Cricut projects are in one easy to find place.
I have very strong feelings about the *in my opinion* horrible things that ProvoCraft (the makers of the Cricut) have done. There are countless accounts of poor customer service, blatant lies from the people at PC regarding updates, future machine functionality, etc. There have been countless accounts of machines ridden with bugs, cartridges not working, and customers on their 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th replacement machines.
I am a business owner, so I know that it IS possible to offer wonderful products and wonderful customer service. My company employs ONE, yes ONLY ONE person. . .me! PC is a company of significantly more employees, they should be able to figure this stuff out. It isn’t rocket science: great customer service, quality control, and kept promises. Somewhere, somehow, PC decided to throw those basics out the window and concentrate only on one thing: Money.
It is difficult for me to separate my feelings about the company and continue to enjoy the machines I once enjoyed using. My thoughts about this bad company spilled over into my fun time with my Cricut and it is still very hard for me to separate the two.
I have been one of the lucky ones, my Expression machine works perfectly *knocks on wood*, it CAN cut a perfect circle (unlike many Expressions out there), and I do enjoy using the Cricut Expression machine and who knows how many cartridges.
I am still trying to warm up to my Imagine machine again, but I am working on it.
So I have thought long and hard about all of the ProvoCraft nonsense. I considered selling off my machines and cartridges. I considered taking a hammer to my Expression and knocking the daylights out of it. And then I considered keeping it and loving the crud out of it until it dies, no matter how poorly I think of that (pardon my French) absolutely shitty company that made it. I am going with option #3.
I know many many of my followers are still loyal ProvoCraft fans, and that is OK. I hope that you can always stay that way and my intentions are NOT to change your mind about it. I always feel like honesty is the best policy and so I am talking about this because it has been on my mind for a while.
I just want to make sure everyone is informed, which is why I am going to continue to leave the PC Boycott information at the top of the blog.
For what it is worth, I am still boycotting and have not bought a Cricut product in nearly a year, but NO, I did not create the boycott. I am simply one of nearly 2,000 people uniting against what we feel is a greedy, and possibly corrupt corporation. If you have been wronged by ProvoCraft, or feel that it is time to take a stand, I invite you to join the boycott group on Facebook.
So very soon, plan on stopping by and seeing some more Cricut projects. I am on a mission to use every one of my cartridges at least once. . . and I have quite a few that have never been used 🙂